Ideal for a large family/groups where people can get together yet have privacy
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About Alan Hornsby
Angulus Ridet (Literal Latin translation is “The Angle of Laughs” interpreted as “This corner of the earth makes me happy”) has been in the Lassi family for nearly 30 years bought by Sari’s parents as their own holiday destination from their native Finland. During the last 5 years we (Sari & husband Alan) have carried out a programme of renovations creating a holiday home which we are delighted to share with others.
Alan Hornsby purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Alan Hornsby chose Chaveignes
Angulus Ridet is an ideal holiday destination for families with a number of generations or groups of friends wanting to spend time together yet have the benefit of their own fully equipped cottage with entrance from the shared courtyard. Each cottage of this historic property has been fully renovated and modernised whilst carefully preserving many of the original features. In addition to the courtyard, your party will have the use of a large south facing garden, heated outdoor swimming pool (open May-Oct), games room with table tennis etc and a number of areas to get together to eat/socialize (covered verandas, terraces, pergola and inside dining). Parking for up to 5 cars is available in a private gated car park on the premises. We are located just south of the Loire Valley, ideal for visiting the chateaux and the vineyards of this beautiful region. Angulus Ridet is a very short drive away from the historic city of Richelieu (20 minute walk) with its bars and restaurants and weekly market. Well equipped Intermarche supermarket is on a doorstep (10 minute walk).
What makes this Cottage unique
- Three boutique cottages set around a shared courtyard - Heated outdoor swimming pool ((open May-Oct) - Large south facing garden with pool-side sun lounger terrace - Games room with table tennis and other activities - Close to historic town of Richelieu with bars and restaurants - Intermarche supermarket on the doorstep - Vineyards and chateaux of the Loire Valley
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking outside is fine by us.
We welcome well behaved dogs at ground floor level
No cots provided.
Max guests:17 (sleeps up to 15 adults)
Pease & quiet for neighbours - No noise from 10pm to 9am
Pool safety - no diving & no glass in the pool area & children must be supervised
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A fantastic property and great location. Alan & Sari were terrific. We had everything we needed.
Very easy to organise. The property is superb and easy access to the Loire towns, Château’s and countryside. A wonderful week. The pool is brilliant and the various gites made everything so easy. The best facilities we have experienced in a holiday home.
Thank you Alan & Sari.
August 19 stay
Lovely property - we stayed four nights with three generations of family.
The property is beautifully laid out with enough space for all to come together or find space apart when needed.
The area around is beautiful and quiet ... and as everywhere with rural France need to be aware of shop and restaurant opening times
Thanks for the vote of confidence, we are so pleased that all of your family groups enjoyed their stay.
Perfect Cottages for a Group Stay of All Ages
We stayed as a group of 30-somethings (with several toddlers) and had the most wonderful and perfect stay.
The cottages are individually great and the space well thought through to provide privacy as well as ample space and opportunity for group gatherings. Perfect for all ages; the pool is fab and the kids loved running and playing around the garden.
Alan & Sari were excellent hosts - they stay on site but in a separate cottage and gave us plenty of privacy, whilst being on hand for advice and tips.
Shops are walking distance and the nearby town Richelieu (20min walk) is stunning with plenty to see and soak in.
Thanks so much Alan & Sari for a wonderful stay!
Many, many thanks for this review Felicity.
It was great to see all of your group having a good time and so relaxed too.
Hope the chateaux visit went well on your way home and look forward to seeing you and your group again very soon.
Large property in Loire suitable for groups or large families
Recently stayed in this property just outside of Richelieu in the Loire Valley. The property is actually three smaller properties that are rented together. It is a great place for a group stay or for a large family. Each of the units (gites) can be self contained as each has its own kitchen, laundry, eating areas, sleeping areas and bathrooms. One gite (Cherry Tree) has a very large kitchen area and has two large bedrooms both with en suites. One bedroom is on the main floor while one is upstairs. Another gite (Magnolia) has a smaller kitchen, large sitting/TV area, and two bedrooms upstairs (sharing a bathroom) and has another sleeping area on the main floor attached to the TV area which can accomodate another 3 (probably best for kids/teens as two of the beds are in an attic like space). The last gite (Wisteria) is the smallest containing one bedroom upstairs and a pull out couch.
The property was only recently renovated so everything inside is very new still. It has most of what you would need for a holiday for a large group. There is seating both inside and out for summer evenings.
There is a small pool that is good for cooling off in after a hot summer day.
The owners are lovely and live on the property so if you need anything, you can usually ask one of them and they will be happy to help out.
We were two families with kids travelling together. Great because you can get together for group functions but still have privacy in the evening.
Many thanks for the comprehensive review of the property, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, you'd be welcome back anytime.
AUGUST 2018 FRIENDS AND FAMILY BEANO
We, that being 9 of us, 6 adults and 2 kids and a 16 yr old. were greeting by Alan and Sari with ice cold wine and beer from the journey from Calais in 87 degree heat, nice touch.
our stay in Angulus Ridet was absolutely delightful, the properties have been renovated to a very high spec. the pool is a lovely fenced off area with sun lounges and brollies but still in eye shot and sight of the outside veranda area which was our main eating and meeting area for the gang. all the farmhouses were very well equipped from towels to all kitchen utensils .
the town of Richelieu is a 15min walk away with its art galleies and small cafe bars in the two main squares is a nice walk in the evenings, the is a well stocked supermarket 2 minutes drive 5 minute walk away. plus two very good bakeries 10 mins away for fresh bread and croissants . the castle and town of Chinon is worth a visit and the wine named after the town is lovely, Alan the owner recommended. all in all a lovely place to stay and a fantastic base to explore the Loire valley, thank you Alan & Sari
Many thanks Neil, your group were absolutely delightful and we'd welcome you back any time. Best wishes Alan & Sari
Great weekend ! Super weekend
Warm welcome, gite and wonderful services! There were 17 of us and the arrangement of the 3 gites allows everyone to have a little independence. Our hosts made themselves available when needed but remained very discreet. We recommend this place! To be repeated if the opportunity presents itself.
Many thanks to Alan and Sari
Accueil chaleureux, gîte et prestations magnifiques ! Nous étions 17 et l'agencement des 3 gîtes permet à chacun d'avoir un peu d'indépendance. Nos hôtes se rendaient disponibles au besoin mais restaient très discrets. Nous recommandons ce lieu ! A refaire si l'occasion se présente.
Merci beaucoup à Alan et Sari
Many thanks Sonia, we really enjoyed hosting your group who were the perfect guests leaving the cottages clean and tidy. Best wishes Alan & Sari
Ideally situated for visiting the Loire valley with its chateaux and vineyards, and within easy walking distance of the town of Richelieu which has historic buildings, spacious parklands and a market square around which you'll find a variety of restaurants and bars. It's only a short walk to several boulangeries for your morning croissants, bread and cakes. The chateaux and vineyards of the Loire valley are less than an hour away as are the pretty towns of Chinon, Saumur and the bigger cities of Tours and Poitiers